were killed, and he was finally compelled to draw off, badly worsted.
had but 6 killed, 23 wounded. Morgan
lost 25 killed and 20 wounded.1
Moving thence on Lebanon
, which was held by Col. Hanson
20th Ky., with 400 of his men, Morgan
summoned it at sunrise,3
and was refused.
After spending seven hours in fruitless efforts to reduce it, he at length charged into the town, and set fire to the buildings whence Hanson
was firing — burning a good part of the place, and compelling Hanson
's young brother was killed, leading a charge.
And he had lost so much time at Tebb's bend and here, that our cavalry were closing in upon him; so the Rebel
raider decamped at dark, during a furious rain, compelling his prisoners (whom he had not yet had time to parole) to race ten miles in ninety minutes to springfield--one, who could not or would not keep the pace, being shot dead by the way.
Moving rapidly by Shepherdsville
struck the Ohio
40 miles below Louisville
; seizing there the steamboats McCombs
and Alice Dean
, on which he crossed his command — increased, during his progress, by Kentucky
sympathizers, till it was said now to number 4,000 men, with 10 guns.
The Alice Dean
was burned; the McCombs
— which probably belonged to a friend, who had placed it where it would be wanted — was left unharmed.
, who, with a bad start, had been following from the Cumberland
, under the direction of Gen. H. M. Judah
, reached Brandenburg Just after Morgan
's last boat-load had left it.
sped inland, by Corydon
, and Palmyra
, to Salem, Ind.
, where he surrounded6
and captured 350 “Home guards,” who had fallen back thus far from Corydon
before him. He here broke up the railroad, burnt the depot, and ordered a general conflagration of mills and factories, but allowed each to be ransomed by the payment of $1,000 in each.
Thence moving by zigzags, but in an easterly course, through Vienna
, dividing up his command so as to cut railroads and telegraphs on every side, the raider at once threatened7 Madison
and demanded the surrender of Old Vernon, where a body of militia had hastily assembled to oppose him; but he decamped on finding the militia in earnest.
Passing thence through Versailles
and making capital bargains in horse-trades all along, his followers concentrated at Harrison
, just across the Ohio
line; sweeping around Cincinnati9
at distances of 7 to 20 miles, and pushing thence by Miamisville, Williamsburg
, and Jackson
, they struck the Ohio
at Buffington island
, not far below Parkersburg
, whence they counted on an easy escape through the poor, thinly settled adjacent region of West Virginia
and north-eastern Kentucky
to the more congenial shades of southwestern Virginia
Of course, they levied on the stores and granaries, as well as the stables and kitchens, along their route; but the pursuit was so hot that they